Creative Financing Could Help Cities Like Portland, Maine, Integrate Asylum Seekers and Tackle Other Challenges

Several hundred asylum seekers—most fleeing violence in Central Africa—arrived in Portland, Maine over the summer.

How Can We Minimize the Disruption of Political Transition in Developing Countries?

Kenya's disputed 2017 elections created long periods of uncertainty across Kenya’s national and local government.

Is there a right way to accommodate rapid urban growth in developing countries?

Should cities in developing countries fix what they already have or start fresh?

Greater transparency is still possible for single-party democracies in Africa

Achieving transparency is a formidable challenge in some sub-Saharan African countries, a third of which have been ruled by a single party for several decades.

Digital payments in transportation can help developing cities drive economic growth

Public transit is both a challenge and an opportunity for cities in developing markets to expand the global economy.

Can the private sector help address the global refugee crisis?

Conflicts and instability have expelled more than 68 million men, women, and children from their homes around the world.

A new funding approach could bring clean water to the world’s poorest households

Achieving universal access to safe drinking water by 2030 could cost as much as $166 billion per year for capital expenditures alone.

Using technology to improve women’s safety in Pakistan’s urban transit systems

Sexual harassment in public spaces can restrict women's mobility and economic opportunity.

In South Asian slums, women face the consequences of climate change

A new study shows that stressors brought by climate change may lead to increased domestic abuse and sleep deprivation among impoverished women.